The ‘Heartbreaking’ Decision Meghan Markle Had to Make to Protect Archie

Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie back in May and it’s clear that being a mother is her top priority. It’s no secret she has done many things to make sure her son will grow up with the best life possible. For example, Markle has decided to let Archie grow up as a private citizen, but she also want him to eventually travel around the world.

However, not every decision she makes for Archie is an easy one. In fact, Markle reportedly also had to do something “hearthbreaking” for Archie’s best interest. Read on below to find out what Markle had to do to protect her son.

Meghan Markle with Archie and Harry
Meghan Markle with Archie and Harry | Dominic Lipinski – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Meghan Markle does not allow her father to meet Archie

Although it has been three months since Archie was born, Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle Sr., has yet to meet his grandson.

He told the Mail on Sunday that his daughter and Prince Harry have not even sent him a photo of Archie. “I would like them to send me a picture of Archie so I can frame it and put it on my wall beside the one of Meghan,” he said, adding: “Of course I’m disappointed not to see Archie. I had hoped becoming a mother would mellow Meghan and she would reach out.”

However, it seems that Meghan Markle has decided that it would be in Archie’s best interest for him to not have a relationship with his maternal grandfather.

A source also shared with The Sun: “It’s obviously heartbreaking for her but she has to protect herself, her husband and her son… Thomas hasn’t met Harry and it’s unlikely he’ll meet Archie either.”

Meghan Markle once had a good relationship with her father

Meghan Markle actually used to be close with her father growing up. He worked on the set of various TV shows, and when Meghan Markle was younger, she would visit her father at his workplace after school. This was part of the reason why she wanted to pursue acting.

Thomas Markle also won the lottery at some point and used the money to pay for his daughter’s education, which allowed her to attend a private high school. Even when her parents separated, Meghan Markle still spent a lot of time with her father. She would reportedly live with him during the week to go to school.

Meghan Markle and her father became estranged

When Meghan Markle became an adult, her relationship with her father became strained, though the reason for this has never been confirmed.

Many onlookers believe that their relationship worsened around the time that Meghan Markle was planning her wedding. Thomas Markle was originally supposed to be a part of the royal wedding, but after he staged paparazzi photos and talked to the media, it was clear that he really wanted to exploit his daughter’s marriage for a bit of fame and money. This caused an embarrassment in the royal family and he ended up not being a part of Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Additionally, in early 2019, Thomas Markle revealed a personal letter that he received from his daughter. Meghan Markle had written to her father begging him to stop his antics so the two of them could repair their relationship. However, it was clear that after Thomas Markle released the letter to the public, he was not making anything better.

Can Thomas Markle ever be a part of Archie’s life in the future?

After Thomas Markle’s actions in the past year, it’s understandable that Meghan Markle does not want to spend time with people who have broken her trust.

At this point, it’s hard to predict what the future holds, but royal commentator Omid Scobie believes that “healing has to happen between Thomas and Meghan first” before the Thomas Markle could meet his grandson.

Scobie also added: “I can imagine that Harry and Meghan’s top priority is protecting [Archie] and keeping him around people that they can trust.”